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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKEX: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, its most profitable products are the Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software.

The company was founded in 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. Microsoft rose to dominate the home computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Windows line of operating systems. Many of its products have achieved near-ubiquity in the desktop computer market. One commentator notes that Microsoft's original mission was "a computer on every desk and in every home, running Microsoft software." Microsoft possesses footholds in other markets, with assets such as the MSNBC cable television network, the MSN Internet portal, and the Microsoft Encarta multimedia encyclopedia. The company also markets both computer hardware products such as the Microsoft mouse and the Microsoft Natural keyboard, as well as home entertainment products such as the Xbox, Xbox 360, Zune and MSN TV. The company's initial public stock offering (IPO) was in 1986; the ensuing rise of the company's stock price has made four billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Read More

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Access Your Computer From Android Phones And Tablets With Google's New 'Chrome Remote Desktop'

By IBTimes AU

Google is exploring the next big thing to provide a seamless interconnection and synchronization between devices to its users. Google launched its 'Chrome Remote Desktop' access service in 2011, but then it is coming to mobile via Android platform. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: ANDROID, IPHONE, IPAD

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 – Everything We Know So Far (Rumors And Expectations)

By IBTimes AU

Although Apple's iPad is ruling the roost, iPad is mainly for the entertainment and does not offer much in terms of productivity. The thought of working on an excel sheet or to make a data flow diagram using the iPad never crosses the mind. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, IPAD, INTEL

Nokia Lumia 1020: Windows Phone Handset to Document the Underwater Diving Expedition Called 'Mission 31'

By IBTimes AU

The Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone handset that has the 41MP PureView camera will continue to show its superior camera technology in an underwater diving expedition. Finnish smartphone manufacturer Nokia has teamed up with expedition leader Fabien Co... (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, FLORIDA, SMARTPHONE, HTC

Sony Xperia E1 vs. Nokia Lumia 520 Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

By IBTimes AU

For readers who are considering buying the Sony Xperia E1 or the Nokia Lumia 520, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, AUSTRALIA, SONY, ANDROID, HTC

Tech Giants Support CTIA Handset Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment

By IBTimes AU

Apple, Google, Microsoft and other OEMs have expressed their commitment and support to a U.S. wireless industry Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) who initiated a voluntary program which looks at integrating anti-theft tech into smartphones by July 2015. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, FCC, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID, HTC

Xbox One April Update Out and Detailed, and More DirectX 12 Speculations

By IBTimes AU

The April update for the Xbox One is already rolling out with requested features included for the community. In addition, differing perspectives for the DirectX 12 on the Xbox One continue to prevail. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, TWITTER, ANDROID

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Xbox One: Update Improves Kinect, Friends List and Headset Adaptor; Complete Details

By IBTimes IN

New update adds improvements to friends notifications, Kinect and headset adapters. (Apr 15)

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Nokia Lumia 1520 Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

By IBTimes AU

For readers who are considering buying the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the Nokia Lumia 1520, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, AUSTRALIA, SONY, ANDROID, HTC

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Sony Xperia SP Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

By IBTimes AU

For readers who are considering buying the Nokia Lumia 625 or the Sony Xperia SP, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, AUSTRALIA, SONY, ANDROID, HTC

Nokia Lumia 1320 vs. Sony Xperia Z Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

By IBTimes AU

For readers who are considering buying the Nokia Lumia 1320 or the Sony Xperia Z, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, AUSTRALIA, SONY, ANDROID, HTC

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